Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
TA: Indie rock, with a bit of punk and alt-rock in there as well.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
TA: Tom and Joe were invited into a band as total strangers by a singer and found that we worked well together, but after the singer robbed money off us we kicked him out, moved Tom to singer and brought in Ollie and Adam.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
TA: The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Shaun from Storage Hunters.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
TA: To become a cult classic, not best seller.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
TA: Our singer Tom writes depressing little songs as a form of therapy, then the rest of us rally round to make it a bit more palatable.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
TA: Incessant nagging to every one we meet.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
TA: We don’t like that people don’t tend to listen to albums etc. in their intended order anymore, but in general it doesn’t bother us.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
TA: All The Sad Young Men by Spector. It just sounds massive and holds a lot of meaning but is still very direct and to the point.
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
TA: Slow walkers, people chewing with their mouth open and our bassist, Joe.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
TA: Opening the Humber Street Sesh festival in Hull, 2019.
PD: So what are you working on at the moment?
TA: Booking gigs and writing our next instalment!
PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?
TA: Our first EP and new single is available on all streaming platforms and on CD via https://www.musicglue.com/the-avenues/shop. Our next EP will be released on Friday 10th September so keep an eye out!